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19 04, 2018

10 Steps to a Compliant Driver Application

APRIL 19, 2018 – When was the last time you audited your employment application? A requirement for all motor carriers, many truck driver applications in use today are either missing some of the information required by the DOT or don’t have the separate disclosures required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Either way? [...]

18 04, 2018

DOT Physicals: Understanding Medical Variances

APRIL 18, 2018 – As we’ve discussed in previous blog articles about the DOT physical process, drivers must undergo a full physical exam at least once every two years to ensure there are medically fit enough to drive a commercial motor vehicle. As long as a driver passes the exam, he is approved for [...]

12 04, 2018

Hair Testing: One Step Closer to Becoming a DOT Drug Testing Method

APRIL 12, 2018 - After a significant delay, there seems to be some progress towards hair testing becoming a DOT-approved drug testing method. Last month, members of a federal drug testing advisory board had a closed-door meeting to review a draft of the proposed rule. If enacted into law, this rule would allow trucking companies [...]

10 04, 2018

How to Use MVRs to Protect Your Business

April 10, 2018 – Although the process of running a motor vehicle report on your drivers is often done simply to satisfy a compliance requirement, for trucking companies that hire multiple drivers, the process can be a critical step in maintaining a safe workforce. Through this process, you’ll get a clear picture of each driver’s [...]

5 04, 2018

DOT Physicals: What if I Have a Medical Condition?

APRIL 5, 2018 – Driving a commercial motor vehicle can be a physically demanding job. It not only requires long hours behind the wheel, but also the ability to perform truck inspections, secure loads and make adjustments to freight that shifted during transport. To make sure drivers are able to handle the demands of the [...]

3 04, 2018

6 Things You Need to Know About ELD Enforcement

APRIL 3, 2018 – On Sunday, April 1, enforcement officials began issuing out-of-service orders and fines for ELD noncompliance. This enforcement deadline followed a four-month “soft enforcement” period as drivers and officials acclimated to the new mandate and learned the technology. Here’s what you need to know about this full enforcement deadline – and what [...]

28 03, 2018

2018 Roadcheck Focuses on Hours of Service Compliance

MARCH 28, 2018 - Few issues have generated as much buzz in the trucking industry this year as the ELD mandate and hours of service compliance. With the final compliance deadline just days away, it's probably no surprise that hours of service will take the spotlight in another annual event: the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's [...]

20 03, 2018

UCR Deadline Approaching

MARCH 20, 2018 – If you don’t yet have your Unified Carrier Registration for 2018, you only have a few more weeks to get your registration filed before the April 5 compliance deadline. This deadline comes after significant delays pushed the registration window back by three months this year. Normally, registrations are accepted between October [...]

15 03, 2018

DOT Physical Overview: What to Expect

MARCH 15, 2018 - Are you “fit” enough to drive a commercial motor vehicle? That’s what the DOT physical examination aims to find out when CMV drivers report for their regular exams. Ordered at least once every 24 months, these exams evaluate the overall health and physical condition of the driver to ensure they don’t [...]

13 03, 2018

ELD Enforcement is Coming Soon

MARCH 13, 2018 – Are you ready for the ELD compliance deadline? In just under three weeks, carriers will face enforcement action (including out-of-service orders) if they’re caught driving without an ELD. Up until now, officials have taken a “softer” approach to enforcing the regulation as carriers adjusted to the new technology. In many [...]